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Ivory Coast’s Afrikrea Raises USD 6.2 Mn Pre-Series A Round
Ivory Coast’s Afrikrea Raises USD 6.2 Mn Pre-Series A Round

Ivory Coast-based startup Afrikrea, the e-commerce platform for “all things made of Africa”, has raised a USD 6.2 Mn pre-Series A funding round and rebranded as “ANKA”. The round was led by Investisseurs & Partenaires with participation from Alibaba’s executive vice-chairman Joe Tsai, BESTSELLER Foundation, VestedWorld, Enigmo, Groupe Prunay, and Rising Tide Africa

ANKA (meaning “Ours” in Bambara and Djoula) aims to build an infrastructure dedicated to powering e-commerce for its more than 13,000 sellers exporting literally “all things made of Africa” to a global audience. Afrikrea remains one of ANKA’s channels.